raises concern about animals at the zoo. while safeguards for mistreating animals may not be working. >> join in the conversation at >> welcome to aljazeera america. i'm del del del walters and thee the stories we're follow for you. palestinians prepare to bury a teenager who they say was killed in an active revenge. and an emotional time with an influx of migrants coming to the u.s. some residents in a california city are just saying no. and the calm before the storm. evacuations ordered for north carolina residents, as hurricane arthur gets ready to blow into
town over the weekend. we begin with a dramatic escalations with tensions in the middle east today as minutes are getting ready to bury the body of one of their own. he was found early yesterday, in what is said to be a revenge crime after three israeli teenagers are killed. in the south, gaza rockets are hitting israel and troops amassing on their border. nick, what's happening as we get closer to the time of the funeral for mohammed? >> well, del, there is a lot of hostility still in the neighborhood where he lived and a lot of anger, and also, there's a lot of grief for his family.
in east jerusalem, anger is still smoldering. in a few hours, the community will burpee a 17-year-old that was killed to avenge the dacts of three israeli teenagers. inside, a mother surround by her family, saying that there's a hole inside of her. >> do you feel like you'll ever be whole again. >> i feel, she says, like my heart has been ripped out. mohammed was taken right next to their house, and when the news spread of his death, this neighborhood exploded. this is a garage dumpster that his neighbors used, the palestinian protesters used to fight the police yesterday. and they fought for more than 12 hours. today's violence has two fronts. in southern israel, on the gaza border, palestinian rockets are beginning to find their tarts.
last night and this morning, two rockets slammed into this neighborhood, apartments hit directly, but luckily no injuries, because the families are hiding in safe rooms like this one. we spent the day with the katz family. they grew up with the threat and they memorized a 15 second song. because that's how long they have to run to the shelter before a missile can hit. >> we have a normal life like any other teenager in israel, but we sing. >> and the fom center. so yes, it awakes me up a lot. but you get used to it. >> behind their fence is the army's fence, and behind that, less than a mile away is gaza. every night, gaza is beginning to feel like a war zone. in response to all of the
rockets, the israeli military unleashed rockets on training ground. palestinian medical officials say that at least ten were wounded. but despite the terrifying sounds of f-16s in the air, 20 rallied in violence. her son wanted to be an electrician just like his father. my son was burned, she said. and i hope that the people who did this burn too. >> such sadness and such anger, and of course all of the fear is that in the next few hours, that's as the funeral begins, the tension will only increase. >> let's focus on the south. israel saying that it's deploying more troops to gaza. >> reporter: yes, this is obviously an escalation. israel has not deployed these
troops in the past though the rockets have been deployed in the last few months. today, they are deploying troops, but in the same sentence, they say this is not necessarily an escalation or the beginning of some kind of invasion. they say that it's defensive, but it will give them the opportunity, if they choose to do so, to increase their tension and increase their presence inside of gaza if they want to do so. >> nick schifrin, live in israel. i in arabia, sending 2,000 troops to protect the country for 500 miles in western iraq. people killed on wednesday in the holy city, meanwhile, iraq's kurdish north said that it wants full independence. the kurdish parliament meeting today to decide their future after the president of the
region asked for a referendum. >> this is a move that has fallen in line with the consistent march toward self determination, that the kurdish people have been on for sometime now. and tis critics say that he's being an opportunist, essentially attacking maliki, with the militants there, and the continued conflict or political crisis that continues between the sunni and the shiite politicians. in terms of practical steps, he spoke to the parliament, and he had two significant messages. those disputed areas like kirkuk, after the surge of islamist fighters came through,
that those areas are now under the control of the kurdish government and they will remain under the control of the kurdish government. a reply or response by prime minister nurial maliki, who said that it would be unconstitutional. and the second part, he directed the legislators, the members of parliament, to put a process and a committee to oversee a potential referendum in the future, or the near future, as they put it, whereby the kurds will decide and if they will eventually separate from iraq and have their own states, or if they will be an autonomous region. >> we're learning that the u.s. has been carrying out secret military operations in solealia. they had 1220 soldiers on the ground to help combat shabal. this is the first deployment of
u.s. troops since the black hawk down incident in 199 3. and the u.s. is said to be wrapping up security overseas. counter terrorism officials are concerned that they are working on explosives that could slip past the airport screeners. calling on those around the world to increase scrutiny on passengers traveling to the u.s. >>. >> bracing for more undocumented immigrants from iraq tomorrow. they are preparing for confrontations. and at the town hall meeting last night, the tempers flared over. >> reporter: tensions are mounting in southern california where hundreds of migrants are being sent because of overcrowded border facilities in texas. >> using the word illegal. they came across here illegally. >> wednesday night, hundreds packed a town hall in murrieta,
california, depending answers. >> is there another bus coming to our city? >> less than 24 hours earlier, many of these same residents were part of an angry roadblock that forced three buses of central american migrants away from the station. the vehicles ended up 60 miles away where 140 undocumented immigrants, mostly women and children, walked into an uncertain future. >> it's heartbreaking to see this happen in the land of opportunity. >> the mayor initially sparked the standoff by complaining to the elected officials. speaking to jennifer london, the mayor doesn't blame the immigrants, he blames the system. >> we have a federal policy that's one, not being enforced and two, is broken, and it's not efficient. so we're standing up against the
policy and the lack thereof. >> the white house is working on that policy. >> this is about balancing our responsibility to treat in a humane those attempting to for this country, but sending a clear signal to everybody inside of this country, and those contemplating making the dangerous trip to our southwest border that the law will be enforced. >> the u.s. government is driving that point home with new television ads starting monday in key central american countries. in spanish, it washes parents to sending their children to go to the border alone, assuming that they will be u.s. sentence citizens. >> later today, a homeland security committee will hold a hearing on those coming to america alone. the hearing will be held in mc callum, texas. the labor department said that
u.s. companied added 288,000 workers to their payrolls in the month. and that pushed it down to 2.61%, the lowest it has been since september of 2008. in the opening intellectual in wall street, the dow climbed above 16,000 for the first time in its history. it's well over 17,000 for the first time. well, not everyone is sharing in the euphoria. in some states, the job rate is higher than in the recession. millions of americans have been out of work for more than six months ago. >> come on. twice a month at this church in washington d.c., mckinley opens it's doors to the people nearby who need help. >> one for you. >> neighbors can pick up a box of donated food to feed their
families. >> 85% that we need now are due to the unemployment crisis, they have no income and no resources. >> and no longer any government assistance. in december, the u.s. congress ended long-term unemployment benefits. and overnight, close to 2 million people lost government help. that number goes up by 70,000 each week. helen says with the u.s. unemployment stuck at 6%, her adult daughter has not been able to find work, so she moved back home. five people now live on helen's small government pension. >> i retired december 25th. and since i've been retired i've been taking care of her and her three boys. >> but the stresses of supporting so many on so little, she says, has taken it's toll. she's not alone. in a survey of 353,000 americans last year, the longer they were unemployed, the more likely they
were to be depressed. for those out of work for a month, 10% were depressed and a year or more, it doubled to 19%. that's because the u.s. economy may have improved from its collapse five years ago, but only for some americans. the recovery worked well for the people in the upper echelons of our economy. the bankers, the millionaires, the executives. >> those in the middle and the working class told us u.s. incomes haven't kept up with inflation, so when a paycheck doesn't cover the bills, they come here. even rashita mckinley is making the best of it. even before the recession, she had a high paid position, and now she works an hourly wage for tens of thousands less. >> i'm working nothing permanent, just temporary, which could end any minute.
>> there's a real possibility that that could happen. aljazeera, washington. >> . >> well, the first hurricane in the 2014 hurricane season, this morning, tropical storm arthur was upgraded to a category 1 hurricane. and this from the space station shows arthur 150 miles offshore from the outer banks. it's expected to make landfall. and more on how arthur is coming ashore, and how it might put a damper on your 4th of july. >> we got the latest advisory on arthur, and it has strengthened. earlier, it was 80 miles per hour, and now it's 90 mile-per-hour winds. it's still a category 1 hurricane, but we're seeing a lot of wind and rain on south carolina, and now north carolina. we're going to be seeing a lot of the storm in the next couple
of days. let me show you what the track is going to be. it has been very consistent over the last couple of days, and we're expecting to see later on this evening, 2 a.m., that the storm is going to be very very close, or making landfall here in cape hatteras. the biggest problem, del, is going to be in the next couple of days. the storm surge, we could expect 2-4 feet in the area. >> and the outer band is going quite aways inland too. >> coming up on aljazeera america, concerns over afghanistan's economy as that country waits for a new president it take over. and the world cup, putting the spotlight between the haves and the have notes in brazil.
uncertainty is hurting the american economy. >> at the victory factory in kabul, the factory workers are working, but they're far fewer now. the company has laid off 2/3 of the staff since it started a month ago. and business hasn't been this bad in years, and one of his customers told him why. >> i am waiting enter the election. [ unintelligible ] >> reporter: he says if things don't stabilize in the next few months, the rest of these men could lose their jobs. one of the presidential candidates say that 2 million fraudulent votes were cast in last month's national election, and he's demanding an investigation. he sports the election process. the political situation is affecting virtually every afghan
now, even street sellers. with all of the uncertainty, afghans are reluctant to spend money on anything. revenues are down 20% since the first elections in april. >> it has had an impact on the mindset of ordinary individuals, and the mindset of traders and business people and investors, and therefore, it has had an impact on the economy. >> people are also worried about the potential violence. so far protests like this one have been peaceful. but some afghans are becoming impatient. the coverage of the election process is all over afghan television, but with the preliminary process delayed, all afghans have to look forward to is more uncertainty. >> in brazil, the government is hoping that the world cup will cause the economic cup to spill over, bringing money in long
after it ends, but the games have only increased the divide been the haves and the have-nots. >> brazil's surfing capital, a hot spot for tourists who want the sun-soaked beaches of brazil's wild coastline. but there's another side of the city where not everyone is riding the wave of prosperity, she lives it in the impoverished community that she has called home her entire life. raw sewage runs through the streets, and rats are common, and dengue fever is widespread. but the families who live here have few options. >> the majority of people who live here are people who are in need. we can't afford to live anywhere else. they don't live somewhere where there's open raw sewage because they want to.
>> this community was one of those slated for demolition to make way for the light rail line for the world cup project. but many didn't move, saying that the money offered by the government to each family was not enough. new condos right across the street sell for $400,000 each. the light rail line was never completed and sits unfinished. community left half destroyed. and the residents telling us that it's worse off than it was before. this is the part that the city does not want you to see. it's really inhumane conditions here, and that's the only way to accurately describe it. and it really looks like a war zone in some parts. the city has destroyed more than 90 homes in an attempt to evict people from the community. the federal government said it's social inclusion programs over the past decade have lifted 36 million people out of extreme
povertity. and the policies are working, they say. they will have a new multimillion-dollar stadium. but the researchers say that it has come at a cost. >> the world cup has amplified the contrast between rich and poor, where there are selective improvements in areas with real estate speculation, but at the same time neglected areas where poor people live, and it's not a priority. >> it's a tale of two cities, one with an undeniablably beautiful postcard image, but also one with a of darker side. >> and when we come back, the new method for couples struggling to have a baby. adoption procedures that allow moms to give birth themselves with someone else's embryo.
america. i'm del walters and these are the headlines at this hour. palestinians clashing with israeli forces and hamas targeting with airstrikes. and meanwhile, palestinians getting ready to bury 17-year-old mohammed adair. and the national unemployment rate fell in june, it has not been that low since september of 2008. 288,000 jobing added. for families battling fertility issues, adoption is sometimes the only solution. now the opportunity to adopt an embryo from another couple and still give birth. why it works. >> their dream baby. after two unsuccessful attempts at in vitro, they turned to a
new form of adoption. >> even if it meant taking another non-traditional route, we wanted to have children. >> what made this exciting. not only an embryo life, but linda would have the experience of being pregnant. >> cali came from one of 14 frozen embryos that they received from the eagletons in fort worth, texas. after that, they decided their family was complete. but they didn't know what to do with the embreeios that weren't used. they didn't want to destroy them. >> we wanted to make sure that our children knew that they had biological siblings out there. >> they turned to an agency, it has assisted in what they called embryo adoptions in 1997, resulting in 400 babies. only 30% of those result in
actual births. at $13,000, it's about half as much as traditional adoption, and it takes less time. >> our matching time is usually only a couple of months, whereas traditional adoptions can take two years. >> most states don't recognize embryos as people. and that's part of the reason why the american society of reproductive mezvinsky doesn't support the term, embryo adoption. >> it is only for a living person. and embryo has not yet achieved that, though embryos certainly have that potential. >> they match donors with respective parents based on religion, family values and common interests. >> they like baseball and go out on boats and football, and everything we like, they like.
>> she's also met them twice. >> this looks like kelly. is that kelly? melissa is happy with her decision, but looking at a picture of her son reminds her of the little girl she won't be raiding and the inevitable questions to come. >> why did you give cali up, or from cali, why did you give me up? >> it was not an option to try to have 14 more, but we loved her enough to choose life for her by embryo adoption. >> chip and linda hope at some point to have another baby with the remaining embryos. >> after talking about arthur for days, we're now beginning to see the impact that arthur is
making in south carolina, as well as into north carolina. i told you before, it's a category 1 storm. and we do think that it's expected to go up to a category 2 storm. we have quite a few watches and warnings in effect, from south carolina to florida, and there are still riptides. if you're going to the beach, you need to be careful of that. to the north. it's all because of the hurricane. hurricane as we go to thursday, we could see 5-6 inches of rain. just in the next 24-48 hours. the storm is staying close to the coast, and we're going to be getting more rain here in new york and tomorrow. as you see, flood watches are in effect for parts of new england, new york, pennsylvania, as well as in the virginia area. so it's going to be a major